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Originally Posted by veganbikes
It was on your Christian Mingle profile.
If you knew me irl, you would understand just how hilarious this is!

Originally Posted by smd4
I've heard the lack of modulation argument from others. Who have "more experience." My experience confirms what I've heard.
But you have
Originally Posted by smd4
admittedly limited experience
So your "experience" isn't worth a damn - by your own admission.

Originally Posted by PeteHski
Consistent modulation in varying conditions is one of the inherent advantages of a good disc brake setup. As you say maybe some people struggle with the much lighter lever forces, but I see that as an advantage too, especially when braking from the hoods.
When I was gravel racing in the very hilly Eastern US (typically >100' of climbing per mile), this was a significant advantage of hydraulic disc brakes. Over the course of five years, I was in two gravel races in which riders broke their necks on long and steep descents -- and plenty of other riders got injured in those races. Brakes matter.

Originally Posted by big john
I've never heard anything like this except on this forum. I ride with 2 road clubs, hundreds of members, and we interact with other clubs and riding groups. It doesn't matter what you're riding. If you ride like a jerk other riders will treat you like a jerk. If you ride safely and are cool than people will enjoy riding with you. I'm the biggest Fred out there most of the time and people don't disparage my bikes or my clothing.

When you are riding nobody gives a crap what you are riding, only how you are riding.
+1. In fact, when I roll up and see a dude in Carhartts and a hoodie who is riding a nasty beat-up SS, I figure he's one of the strongest riders in the group. And I'm usually correct.
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